Letter Writer Not Happy With Health Department Cuts

"…only a dangerously irresponsible politician would lay off 14 percent of Vermont’s Health Department in the midst of a nationwide swine flu emergency."

Editor of the Reformer:

At first I thought that Gov. James Douglas and his reactionary Republican policies were merely mean spirited and short-sighted. Now I have come to the conclusion that he is endangering the health of all Vermonters.

Why? Because only a dangerously irresponsible politician would lay off 14 percent of Vermont’s Health Department in the midst of a nationwide swine flu emergency. Well, that is what he is doing. And to add to the insanity, he is also eliminating Vermont’s entire meat inspection program.

Way to go, Jim.

Richard Michaelson,

Brattleboro